updated November 3rd, 2022





Short, but intense: the Junior Team in Albania

Within only four days, the IPA Team visited ten projects in various districts of ...





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Short, but intense: the Junior Team in Albania

Albania. The working days started early and ended late. "We wouldn't have lasted another day", said one of the Juniors before the return flight. Additionally, there were a lot of new impressions affecting the three students. To top it all, bad weather conditions made it challenging particularly for the two managing directors who had to drive on steep and muddy roads to remote mountain villages.

Wherever the Swiss helpers appeared they were welcomed with great joy. "Not even the high schools in the big cities are so well equipped as we are now," said the director in Muhurr, whose school received the Junior Team's support in the form of an exceptionally large project. The improved education is a real opportunity for the youngsters of that region. But emigration remains a hot topic, which is why the IPA working journey was also used for talking with the regional authorities in Bulqizë about a comprehensive economic development programme. A good education combined with a prospect of work in one's own country – that is what the young people in Albania need.




The Juniors with their leader checking on their implemented project at the school of Muhurr